Cerna Hora - L'Amère à Boire
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3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
The head is off white and foamy. Settles slowly but finishes as a ring of bubbles. Ring lace and then it becomes spotty.
Mild aroma but it is well balanced. A bit of raw grain to the nose.
Very full bodied for the style. Good caramel start but the tale of this beer is the strong bitter hop finish. The aftertaste is more balanced. Smooth with the low carbonation.
06-01-2013 20:02:53 | More by smcolw
4.31/5 rDev +6.9%
Had this on tap at the brewpub yesterday.
Appearance: An orange body with a creamy white head that drapes the glass all the way down. As the glass empties, love the layers of lacing all the way down.
Smell: Aroma of floral hops, crisp.
Taste: A nice spicy bitterness. The Saaz hops really shine here. Grassy a bit, some orange and a bit of sulfur.
Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation, pleasing bitterness, creamy.
Overall: A very pleasing and satisfying beer. Worth the trip here.
12-22-2011 19:27:40 | More by papat444
3.93/5 rDev -2.5%
The beer is clear deep brass colored, a white high head with loads of lacing.
Smelling of fresh fruits, pears, apples and grass.
Upfront a white bread sweetness, red apples and fresh cut grass.
Medium carbonation, medium sized bubbles, an almost coarse texture but very refreshing, a dry finish.
Well balanced, fresh and refreshing. A good Canadian Czech!
07-03-2011 19:28:38 | More by rarbring
3.95/5 rDev -2%
Pint at L'Amere a Boire on the Thursday night of Mondial week. Arrives a nice robust golden, a shade darker than the standard. Finger of head.
Nose is biscuity malt, hint of graininess, light grassy hopping, perhaps a dash of lemon.
A really round body for a pils, the malt really shines and gives it a much more robust feel. Clean, noble hopping, grassy with a hint of lemon. Would have loved a heavier hand on this area, doesn't stand up to even some local favorites such as King. Still, really nice quaff and perfect on this warm evening. Would love to go back and revisit.
06-15-2011 15:30:34 | More by ritzkiss
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
Read some beerfly reviews which suggested this so I hope I'm not biased in any way.
A. Deep, almost copper gold with a white head that lasts long enough. Lots of goopy lacing.
S. Smells good. Hoppy. Fresh honey. As it warms up the honey becomes very strong. Smells great but its not my favorite smell for a pilsner.
T. Very good. There's nothing really "impressive" about the taste but it tastes right. Nothing to offend here. Honey and noble hops are still here but with a little sour note. Slight woodiness. Fresh Berry notes rise with the temperature. Smells like both fresh berry juice and candy. Very slight skunkiness which i kind of enjoy.
M. Medium, edging on high carbonation. Full feel. Moderately dry but very astringent.
D. Super. An all nighter.
I'd just finish up my night with a little something tougher
Good beer. I recommend it.
Enjoyed with both their accra plate and gravlax plate
12-15-2010 21:55:43 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
On tap at L'amerie a boire, Montreal.
Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured a mixture of citrus and noble hops with doughy malts.
The taste consisted of a doughy malt and a lively hop. There was some citrus detected but for the most part the earthy, dry noble hops dominated.
The mouthfeel was average for the style.
Overall an easy drinking pils.
03-25-2009 21:10:28 | More by plaid75
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
L'amère à boire is one of the only brewpub in montreal to brew lager beer. This beer is a good exemple of what l'amère à boire is able to do.
A good pint at the brewpub
A: nice golden colour, nice thick lasting head.
S: fresh hops smell.
T: crisp, fresh, refreshing, some malt, nice bitterness.
D: nice drinking beer,
02-17-2009 14:40:34 | More by rodenbach99
4.03/5 rDev 0%
A: Absolutely beautiful golden color with a finger of thick looking head, served in a pint. Leaves nice lacing throughout the session.
S: Floral hops, fairly clean smelling. A bit of grain and I also picked up on a very faint fruity character.
T: Starts off a bit bitter from the hops but it's hastily replaced with a grainy flavor. Ends with a lingering bitterness that just won't fade away.
M: Med-Light body with good carbonation that tingles on the tongue. A bit creamy and leaves a slight drying effect.
D: Goes down really easily, feels like on a weekend afternoon on the patio at l'Amère à boire. I could of had a few of these if their hadn't been others that I did want to try.
Overall, a superior pils. Recommended if you stop at this brewpub.
09-10-2008 23:26:38 | More by santa109
4/5 rDev -0.7%
A-Golden yellow with a bright white head that left generous lace.
S-Light ,alts and Saaz hops...it's ALL about the Saaz!
T-Malty with just enough hop bite to keep things in Czech! Even an ale freak like me appreciated this one!
M-Medium-light body with the expected crsipness one looks for in a pils.
D-Very well done and true to style. Would not be hard to reach for a few of these on a hot summer day in the city.
07-06-2008 05:56:56 | More by Deuane
4.83/5 rDev +19.9%
I'll begin by saying that I've never come across a pils that's blown me away, or, more accurately, I had never come across a pils that blew me away until Cerna Hora. The beer turns up with a radiant golden body and a frothy, sticky white head. Nice, clean floral aroma with saaz spiciness. The taste is crazy good, and if I hadn' have known better I would have said it was on cask, as it had that nice character a cask can imbue. More malt aspect than I've come across in a pils, and the better for it. The floral hopping of the hops produces a well-balanced bitterness. Crikey, this is a good beer. Everything is well-balanced and this would be a perfect session brew. One of the best beers I had in montreal.
05-20-2008 01:26:21 | More by bobsy
3.88/5 rDev -3.7%
After a crazy palate attack from Péché Mortel, I decided to mellow out on a smaller beer. Served in a ten ounce glass, on to the beer:
Light gold in appearance with decent head retention. The aroma of this beer hints hay, some grains, and pale malt. Grassy and sweet this beer's flavor is, is this how a fresh Czech Pilsner's suppose to taste like? Spicy hop in the bakground, creating a floral flavor. The balance is good and is easy drinking, yet holds a good modest flavor. I chose a good beer to loosen up on.
12-26-2007 17:32:09 | More by DoubleJ
3.53/5 rDev -12.4%
A good pils, good head lots of lace.Floral aroma. Saaz hops and Czech yeast. Crisp, clean taste with dry and fruity finish. Well malted and well carbonated. Not the subtle complexity of the real Czechs I have had. A good summer beer that I think has held on with popularity.
11-11-2005 03:45:32 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev -2%
Light amber, clear, with a generous white head. Nice looking pint. Lots of floral/spicy saaz hops come through in the aroma, along with a bit of malt and a very clean yeast profile. Moderate bitterness with some malt backbone and light spiciness. Short finish with hops appearing again through to the end. The carbonation was a little on the low side, which made the body seem heavier than expected. It also ended up smoother with less crisp carbonation character than commonly seen in the style. Still good though. Slight dryness as well. I'd definitely think of using this as a session if I lived in the area.
08-13-2005 21:45:51 | More by DrJay
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
Appearance: Golden and opaque, with a frothy, clingy head. It's a lager, what else would you expect?
Smell: Like a flour mill on a grassy meadow, a bag of grain spinkled with noble hops.
Taste: Much more malt than your average lager, the carbonation was just smooth enough to hit it off for me, especially considering the fact that it was scorching hot outside. Like a beefed up Pilsener Urquell. Even ale zealots will appreciate this one.
06-13-2005 00:21:25 | More by Goldorak
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
A Pilsner Urquell clone - but better! Much smoother than PU with good malt body and noble hop character and aroma. Very clean, well-balanced and drinkable beer. Flavor improved after the beer warmed up.
Of the 5 Brewpubs I visited - this one had the best beers overall.
11-30-2004 16:52:39 | More by judyblueyes
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
My first beer ever at this pub and I loved the Pilsner, funny story is that all my friends took something else first, they all tasted my Pilsner and they all ended up drinking pilsner for the rest of the night. What can I say, it tastes like a true pilsner should be. The aromas are typical of a good pilsner, the taste is bitter, not too muc. Not too strong, just perfect for a lager, I would drink it everyday.
07-22-2004 18:38:12 | More by 3Vandoo
Cerna Hora from L'Amère à Boire
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.